DFG projects

Information concerning funding provided by the DFG and its institutions can be found on the website of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft: http://www.dfg.de. A complete liste of  DFG institutions of the FAU can be found on the FAU website “DFG projects“.

  • CRC/Transregio 103 – From atom to turbine blade – scientific foundations for a new generation of monocrystalline superalloys
    Monocrystalline superalloys are key materials in the manufacturing of turbine blades for modern gas turbines, such as those used in space technology and energy production. For this reason, they are as essential for modern society as they are for a sustainable energy supply. Using new monocrystalline technology in gas turbines increases efficiency while reducing harmful emissions – one of the main aspects of research by CRC/Transregio 103.
  • CRC/Transregio 39 – High-volume production technologies for light-metal and fibre composite-based components with integrated Piezo sensors and actuators
    CRC/Transregio 39 is working on a scientific basis which can be used to manufacture structural components in an economical way. These active systems have a broad range of potential applications, such as in mechanical and automotive engineering or in medical and automation technology. For these innovative products to be successful, new production technologies must be developed which combine manufacturing processes for mechanical components with actuator sensor modules enabling low-cost production of active components in series for the first time. CRC/Transregio ‘PT-PIESA’ has set itself this task and is working on solutions with a network of leading experts from across Germany.
  • CRC/Transregio 73 – Manufacturing of complex functional components with variants by using a new sheet metal forming process – sheet-bulk metal forming
    The goal of CRC/Transregio 73 is to optimise components made of sheet metal. One aspect of research is how the functionality and complexity of sheet metal can be increased. The second research focus is developing new, robust and flexible manufacturing processes in the first ever attempt to combine sheet metal forming processes with processes used in bulk metal forming. This should make it possible to produce integrated components which have fewer individual parts, as well as high-performance and lightweight components which can be produced in both large and small quantities.
  • CRC/Transregio 89 − Invasive computing
    The key innovative idea behind invasive computing is to introduce resource-aware programming support. This means that a programme can dynamically distribute its computing processes to neighbouring processors, in a process similar to a phase of invasion. Code with a high degree of parallelism is then run in parallel through the available (invasible) parts of the multi-processor architecture.
  • CRC 814 − Additive Manufacturing
    Additive manufacturing describes production technologies which construct components in layers according to a computer model. In the future, it will be possible to produce plastic and metal components directly from a computer at the click of a mouse, very much like printing on paper today. CRC 814 concentrates on the fundamental questions surrounding this promising technology. A better understanding of how powder behaves during production will be used to manufacture new and improved powder materials, and optimise machine design and processes.

  • RTG 1896 − In situ microscopy with electrons, x-rays and scanning probes
    Nanotechnology provides methods of structuring materials on the smallest level which lead to new properties and functions. However, this requires modern forms of nanocharacterisation, and new and improved in situ procedures. This Research Training Group is studying these topics. The in situ methods make it possible to investigate the formation, stability and mechanical integrity of nanostructures directly on the nanoscopic and microscopic scale and uncover the relationships between structure and functionality.
  • RTG 1773 − Heterogeneous image systems
    This project aims to develop global illumination processes for heterogeneous image systems. The first step is to create a base algorithm which can be used to enable different illumination processes to run on a wide range of hardware, from mobile phones to high-end desktop computers, in variable quality. In the next stage, the project intends to produce middleware for global illumination on heterogeneous architectures.